About Us

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assists people with disabilities to succeed at work and live independently. We believe that anyone with a disability who wants to work, can work, regardless of the type or severity of their disability. We work closely with a variety of partners and stakeholders, including our vendors, employers, state and federal agencies, Workforce Centers and Centers for Independent Living. DVR uses public funds to provide our services so it is important that this money be used responsibly according to our policy, rules and regulations.

Colorado DVR receives 78.7% of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  For Federal fiscal year 2021, the total amount of grant funds awarded were $45,969,482.  The remaining 21.3% of the costs ($12,441,549.77) were funded by State appropriations and other non-Federal allowable sources.

DVR funding sources: 78.7% federal, 12.4% state and 8.9% local funds
DVR Funding Sources

Vision

People with disabilities are essential to a working economy that elevates all of Colorado.

Mission

Working together to promote a thriving employment environment with opportunity for every Coloradan with a disability to live independently and prosper.

DVR Believes

 

  1. All people with disabilities can choose a career path leading to meaningful employment and independent living. 
  2. Investing in the knowledge, experience and professional development of our staff is integral to the success of our mission. 
  3. We are a resource and partner that empowers people with disabilities to reach their highest potential in alignment with the needs of businesses in our communities. 
  4. Continuously improving our practices through active collaboration with people with disabilities, their families, businesses, and national, state and local organizations is essential to advance our mission. 

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

 

"The State of Colorado believes that an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace is one where all employees and community partners, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, feel valued and respected. We are committed to nondiscriminatory practices and providing equitable opportunities for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, services, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and work to ensure that all voices are heard so that a person's future success is not determined by their identity."

See Governor Polis' Executive Order on EDI  and CO's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website and universal policy

DVR Director

Kristin Corash

 

 

​  ​​ Kristin Corash wearing a royal blue shirt under a light blue jacket, with shoulder length strawberry blond hair

DVR Org Charts

DVR Organizational Charts

Administration

Blind and Low Vision Services (BLVS)

Field Services

Region I (includes Colo Spgs, Pueblo, La Junta, Limon, Ft. Morgan, Sterling, Trinidad and Canon City)

Region II (includes Denver Metro, Golden, Aurora, Centennial, Castle Rock)

Region III (includes Boulder, Longmont, Loveland, Ft. Collins, Greeley, Northglenn)

Region IV (includes Mountain areas, Craig, Alamosa, Grand Junction, Montrose, Delta, Cortez, Durango)

 

Reports and Manuals

Manuals

Policy Manual (2-2020) PDF

Policy Manual (2-2020) Word

Fee Schedules

Fee Schedule (07-2021) PDF

Fee Schedule (07-2021) Word